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Zookeeper in US killed by elephant

A file photo taken on July 4, 201 shows Bangkok street elephants 'Thong Dee' (L) and 'Pak Boon' (R), who arrived from Thailand in 2006, during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on July 4, 2011. A female keeper was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on October 19, 2012 after being pinned against a bollard by an elephant at the Zoo. The zoo said the woman was conducting a routine training session when "a young male elephant pinned the female keeper against a bollard" AFP

A long-time zookeeper was killed Friday morning when he was crushed by an elephant, a spokeswoman for the city of Springfield said.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in India

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A 69-year-old British tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in India on Thursday as he was engrossed in taking photographs, according to reports.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manila city dads ask firm to guarantee Mali’s return to zoo

Manila officials have asked a firm that has offered to take care of Mali to guarantee that it will return the 39-year-old elephant upon completion of the city zoo’s rehabilitation.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Estrada open to moving Mali to Subic but …

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The elephant Mali may be kept outside Manila Zoo—but only while the place that has been her home for the last three decades is undergoing renovation.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Subic park boss to Erap: We can take care of Mali

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“THROWBACK” MALI  A Manila Zoo photo taken in the early 1980s, when the lady was practically still a baby.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Looks like a third party wants a piece of Mali. An operator of animal theme parks in Luzon has asked Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to allow his company to take care of Mali, the lone elephant at Manila Zoo, saying it could provide a more suitable habitat for the aging animal.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peta: Paul McCartney asks Aquino to free Mali

MCCARTNEY: I urge you, with all my heart, to direct that Mali be given that joy now. AP

The long and winding road for the campaign to get Mali out of Manila Zoo has taken another twist. And it comes with a little help from a music legend.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mali may have 2 companions as Estrada eyes Manila Zoo rehab

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MALI on her lonesome

Coming soon: A bigger, better and modern Manila Zoo and possibly two more elephants to keep Mali, its most popular resident, company.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Thai expert’s findings on Mali ‘inaccurate’

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A veterinarian for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has disputed the findings of an elephant expert from Thailand who said that Mali, the 38-year-old elephant in Manila Zoo, looked healthy and well-cared for.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila Zoo not remiss in care for elephant, says PAWB exec

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Mali. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The recommendations of an elephant expert sent by Thailand to examine Mali, Manila Zoo’s resident elephant, will weigh heavily on the government’s decision whether to keep her or ship her to a sanctuary abroad, an environment official said.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Thai tourist industry ‘driving’ elephant smuggling

A villager offers flowers to a female adult elephant lying dead on a paddy field in Panbari village, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Gauhati, India in this September 1, 2012 file photo. The elephant was hit by a train and killed while crossing railway tracks with a herd of wild Asiatic elephants. AP

Smuggling the world’s largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Women go skimpy for Mali

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BARING IT ALL FOR MALI  Models and entertainers hold placards calling attention to the plight of Mali, the elephant in Manila Zoo that various groups want to be sent to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand to live out her remaining days. The women (not in order)—Ornusa Cadness, Amanda Griffin, Isabella Gonzales, Sanya Smith, Bianca Valerio, Daiana Menezes, Sheena Vera Cruz, Mia Ayesa, Julia Sniegowski and Geneva Cruz—pose for a campaign of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia.  ANDREW TADALAN

Nine female commercial models and entertainers on Tuesday stripped down for the cameras to demonstrate what they called “the naked truth” about the condition of Mali, Manila Zoo’s lone elephant.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Speeding train kills five elephants in eastern India

Onlookers gather around an elephant that was killed by a passenger train in the Rambha forest area, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) south of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. A passenger train has plowed into and killed five elephants of a herd crossing railroad tracks in eastern India. Dozens of elephants have died in India in recent years after being struck while crossing railroad tracks that often run through national parks and forests. AP

A speeding passenger train killed five elephants when it ploughed into a herd crossing the track in eastern India, a railway spokesman said Monday.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Train mows down, kills 5 elephants in east India

A villager offers flowers to a female adult elephant lying dead on a paddy field in Panbari village, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Gauhati, India in this September 1, 2012 file photo. The elephant was hit by a train and killed while crossing railway tracks with a herd of wild Asiatic elephants. AP

A passenger train has plowed into and killed five elephants of a herd crossing railroad tracks in eastern India.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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